Originally Posted by Ungermann
It is rather lame to shoot at lower frame rate only to hope that a display device will fill the blanks so to speak. JVC bet on this couple of times with 30p HDV and with 60i HD recording upconverted to 60p when watched over HDMI. It did not have success with these tricks. No reason to fool around when you can have the real deal.
I understand the circumstances so I would not pick on this, but you say that this is an example of great autofocus, which it is not. Yes, other cameras fare better, especially those with smaller sensor. There was no reason to use large chip in this setting anyway. Something like Kodak Playsport would suffice.
You advertise AF on this camera, not me. It is not great all I can say judging by what you've shot.
This is a thread about the Sony A3000. The A3000 certainly could not have shot that very rough jetboat ride.
Given the shooting circumstances, which camera would you recommend to use on a very rough jetboat ride ? BTW, I also smoothed this clip in post, but I didn't like it much - smooth clear, sure, but didn't convey the actual feeling of being there. What you see in my clip is exactly how it was.
Sure there are many other cameras that could have done a better job, how ever, I was constrained with a 23kg bag limit to NZ, and already was carrying a DSLR, a 4kg tripod and 8 lenses - doesn't leave much for clothes - let alone another camcorder and charger.
(I even discarded some stuff for the trip home)
I certainly didn't buy the EOSM back in November on price. I bought the EOSM because it is such a terrific little camera - the EOSM has the same stills and video quality as a pro 7D. (remember that whole award winning feature films were shot on the 7D, eg LIKE CRAZY).
Cameras can and do fail (it happened to me on a trip away, had to use a cell phone...). The great thing about the EOSM is that it takes all my DSLR lenses and I use it as a back up for the DSLR. When baggage weight limits are an issue, and you want ha high quality back up body what are you going to buy ? I am very interested to hear if any one knows of a better travel combo ?